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Five Tips to Drive Sales for Your Machine Shop

Five Tips to Drive Sales for Your Machine Shop

At Xometry we’re focused on helping small manufacturers across the nation improve their business. There are over 190,000 manufacturers who employ less than 20 people and don’t have much time or resources to market to new customers.

Machining channels we’re watching on YouTube

Machining channels we’re watching on YouTube

For many of today’s working machinists, YouTube has served as a modern-day godsend. The collaborative ecosystem formed on the platform within the manufacturing community has been amazing, and it’s served as a go-to informational resource for everyone ranging from first-time 3D printing hobbyist to professional machinists.

How We’ve Brought the On-Demand Economy to Manufacturing

How We’ve Brought the On-Demand Economy to Manufacturing

It’s hard not to peruse the business section of the news or watch a newscast without seeing a story about the alleged “decline” of manufacturing. Inherent in all these articles are a number of burgeoning fears relating to lost jobs, the rise of foreign markets, and the end of American innovation.

We had a blast!

We had a blast!

Last week, tech and maker communities across the nation came together in honor of the White House’s National Week of Making initiative. At Xometry, we’re inspired every day by the creations and parts we help you make and we’re passionate about the maker movement.